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Streamlining Church Communications

I was talking to a friend in our Facebook community and he added the title “Church Communications Director” to his title. That got me thinking about my time as a communications director for a global ...

Career vs. Calling: Making It Clear

We just wrapped up our Roundtable Tuesday and had a great discussion on Youth Ministry and the differences between Career and Calling. I wanted to follow up and write a little more about what I believe. Calling I ...

Protecting Your Investment: Helping Seniors Make the Transition

Helping our seniors make the transition from youth to young adult is one of the most important aspect of our jobs. Depending on when your students enter your youth group, you have spent the last six to seven years ...

Passion of Presence

Have you ever been in a conversation that is engaging? You are talking and listening back and forth. But, something happens in the moment. It is that moment when their voice starts sounding like a car engine and ...

Homosexuality, Christianity, and Student Ministry

Disclaimer: Before we can begin talking about this I have to put my cards on the table with where I stand and what I believe the scriptures tell us on this topic. If you fundamentally disagree with what the next ...

The Prosperity Gospel and Youth Ministry

If you’ve been around Christianity for any amount of time, you have no doubt been exposed to the Prosperity Gospel.  This “health and wealth” version of the Word of God started as a movement ...

Why Do They Do That? [VIDEO]

Sitting home with a fever, about nine thousand Halls Breezers, green tea, and coffee, I decided to see if there were any TED Talks on the main page that caught my attention.  For those of you that don’t know, ...

Being Available To Students

40 hours a week just does not seem like enough time to get everything done with my youth ministry. Pizza parties and paintballing with students is wonderful building time with students, but it requires coordinating ...

20 Things to Consider when Joining the Staff of a Larger Church

Are you joining the staff of a larger church? Are you beginning “mega church youth ministry?” Here are 20 things that I’ve learned the hard way. Hope you enjoy! 1. Realize you’re on a team. ...

Guest Post: What we need more of from Youth Pastors

Youth Ministry may very well be labeled the “best job on the face of the planet.” It reminds me of that saying, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” For youth workers/ ...